César Herrero

César Herrero is a scientific researcher at the European Commission Joint Research Centre in Seville. He contributes to research and policy support in the field of “Human Capital and Employment”. Part of his work involves digital education, with a clear focus on schools’ digital capacity and readiness and the digital transformation of the VET sector. […]

Jussi Kajander

Jussi Kajander is the Education Director of Luovi Vocational College that offers vocational special needs education and training for young people and adults. He has a master’s degree in Education from the University of Helsinki. His majors were adults and special education and social science. His main areas of expertise include vocational education and training, […]

Mika Kuismanen


Mika Kuismanen works as director and chief economist at the Federation of Finnish Enterprises. His responsibilities include economic policy, taxation, research, educational matters, digitalization and international affairs. Previously Mr. Kuismanen has worked, among others, in Ministry of Finance, European Central Bank and Bank of Finland. Mr. Kuismanen studied economics, statistics and mathematics in the University […]

Dawn Ward

Dawn Ward

Dawn is President of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics and is the Chief Executive of Burton and South Derbyshire College in the UK. In April 2022 she was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for the county of West Midlands, in England. She is also Deputy Chair of the Chartered Institution for Further Education. […]

Kari Puumalainen

Kari Puumalainen is the director of Ylä-Savo Municipal Federation of Ecucation and also the principal of Ylä-Savo Vocational College. He has worked over 25 years in different positions in development and management of vocational education. He has worked in several national and European level projects as a project leader or member of steering groups. Formerly […]

Georgios Zisimos

Georgios Zisimos is currently the Head of Policy Advice and EU programming Unit in ETF (European Training Foundation). He is a senior expert on EU Education Training Policies with a long international experience. He was appointed member of the Cabinet of the EU Commissioner for Education and Culture in the European Commission. He has been […]

Michael R Seifert

Michael Rudi Seifert is the CEO and Chairman of the Seifert Group of Companies. He is the second-generation leader, succeeding his father, Rolf, who set up the company in 1965 in Germany. After completing his studies as a Tool Maker and later as a mechanical engineer in Germany, he joined his father’s company with his […]

Dr Stylianos Mavromoustakos


Dr Stylianos Mavromoustakos is a PhD holder in Chemistry since 1991.  He has worked for 11 years as a Chemistry teacher and as the Head Teacher of Pascal English School.  In 2003 he became the Director of the Training and Development Unit of Intercollege.  Since then he has been involved both as a partner and […]

Siamäk Naghian


Siamäk Naghian is currently CEO of Genelec, the leading global brand in professional monitoring audio. He joined Genelec in 2005 as Director of Research and Development. In 2010, he was appointed the company’s Deputy CEO and since 2011 he has served as the company’s CEO. He moved to Finland to study in 1986. He holds […]

Pekka Pakkala

Pekka Pakkala is an English language teacher in Vocational College Live, Helsinki Finland; he is also involved in the coordination and implementation of Erasmus+ mobilities and international projects. He is preparing a doctoral research on the construction of narrative identity within the framework of vocational education and training.